Continue and expand the landfill gas management / recovery program.
The City of Dallas has a public-private partnership with a contractor who manage and operate the Landfill Gas Systems at McCommas Bluff Landfill. As waste decomposes in the landfill, it creates methane gas – which has a greater impact on climate change than other greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The landfill has a landfill gas recovery program that collects methane gas generated and converts it to a useful fuel. As the landfill develops and accepts more waste, the system will periodically be expanded to increase recovery of methane gases from the landfill. The gas is currently being upgraded to pipeline quality gas. The City’s options for this gas include marketing it as a “renewable resource” or using the gas for City fleet needs or other energy needs.